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(Wing) Texture 3

(Wing) Texture 3
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Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: nikon coolpix 4500
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-08 6:20
Viewed: 3481
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First and foremost, thanks Luis for the idea about Flood Filter.

This is a dragonfly which fascinated me during my trip to Kanchanaburi. I have seen them in this color before but I've never encountered such friendly creatures. They are very willing models too. They stay still until I can focus properly. They are not only a beauty but also a good "hosts". I have another picture of them here.

A lot of PS work here. I used render/lighting filter and the flood filter. I also saturated the colors. Reds don't have to be saturated...just the gree. USM. I am posting my original in the Workshop.

Midnight_sun, eleparc, carper, Avigur, sunny, nwoehnl, Riz, swallace, Catcher, ilouy, bscheller, Ash249, Aragorn1st, klyee75, harpya has marked this note useful
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Very effective PS work, the general feel of the shot is that it is more complete with the reflection compared to the original. The colours of the dragonfly are very vivid, and i like the forward position of the wings. Great work and shot.

superbe effet avec l'eau, bravo belle image!

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  • cxxl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 11 N: 73] (1335)
  • [2004-04-08 8:41]

Perfect timing and a very unique capture of the wing position. Well captured.

Manuel I think the colors in your photo are great,I agree with midnight sun about the position of the wings and I also think the angle of the photo is excellent.

great shot. I already love this flood filter w/o knowing how to do it ( I guess the water effect is just an effect? Am I right? tell me everything manny, pleaaaaaaase:-) great shot How did you use your coolpix? macro mode? tripode? I want to know everything about this shot, if you find some time for it, i'll be grateful. nice shot my friend!

The dragonfly is beautiful. You have made a great job with the flood filter. I also like the workshop photo. Nice colors Manuel.


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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-04-08 11:14]

Wow Many! The wings. Loook at the wings! Great capture. I think i can detect some motion blur and considering how the wings are placed i guess it just, or maerly just landed. (or is it about to take of mabye?).The "water" is really well done. I'll have to see if i can find that filter somewhere :) Saturating teh green was a good choise. I like the two-coloured background as well.

Great one Manuel, Great work you did here, very nice photo, The macro is exelent and the colours is very well, great job, with my compliments

excellent DOF, but i think a little too saturated and over sharpen. Nevertheless, you good shot of dragonfly.

Amazing dragonfly shot, excellent macro work, a perfact one, actually. Colors, DOF, framing reflection, square format- all excellent, Manny.

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  • sunny Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 69] (252)
  • [2004-04-08 16:26]

Yes, thanks to the PP you have turned it into a jewel, Manny! :-) It looks so surreal and lovely. Great job!

Great stuff, Manny - I remember the earlier shot you had posted on TE. The amount of detail you got in the wings and the other parts of the dragonfly makes this one a logical addition to your "texture" series. Gotta love that flood filter, it sure is great. Wonderful work.

your post processing is excellent, very nice colours! well done

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2004-04-09 12:36]

I put this in my insects theme. This shot is what inspired me to create a theme about insects so congrads Manny! I like what you have done to the original, gotta love photoshop, right.?!

Awesome shot Manny. The flood filter adds an amazing effect here. You captured the dragonfly in such an interesting pose. I absolutely love this one. Great work.

Simply fantastic! Great macro, excellent use of post processing! The sharp and the contrast are amazing!

Well done

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  • ilouy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 18 N: 57] (760)
  • [2004-04-11 17:31]

Very nice subject presented in a creative way. Great macro shot. Flood filter is interesting, but did your picture needed it absolutly?
I just looked your original and I am not sure... the straight version is very great.

Wow...almost surrealistic Manuel! Those colors, the sharpening, and the processing...what a stunning work here!

Hey Manuel!
Your pictures are stunning, and I must say that I look forward to critiquing all your photographs if that is possible.

I've taken a change, and decided to critique an insect photograph, and yours came up. Captured by the very vibrant colours, I clicked on it and I must say I'm not dissapointed.

The clarity and focus of the photograph is stunning!

Thanks for sharing!

This is totally stunning, to catch such a fast insect is a tribute to you. Well done!


what a nice picture!!. TFS

Absolutely good man....your graphic work is so good the water is so much real....even the colour of the dragonfly is more attractive then mine dragonfly....well friend i have plenty to learm from you.

  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-04-08 17:26]

Ciao Manuel

The colour combination grabs my eyes immediately!
The pink insect stands very well on the blurry green back,
and the accurate focus gives a fine 3D feeling to the subject...
Adding the simplicity of the composition the image
is a real treat to my eyes!



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